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Published: 2019-11-20 15:24 | Updated: 2019-12-10 12:00

Thesis on sex differences in cancer risk and survival

On Friday December 6, 2019 Cecilia Radkiewicz defended her thesis "Sex differences in cancer risk and survival".

Cecilia's opponent was Doctor Michael B Cook from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. Her supervisors are Gustaf Edgren, Paul Dickman, Mats Lambe and Anna Johansson.

The aims of this thesis included delineating and quantifying sex differences in cancer risk and survival together with assessing the potential gain achieved by eliminating the excess cancer risk in men. Cecilia further aimed to in detail characterize the superior non-small cell lung cancer survival and the inferior urinary bladder cancer survival, in women, with the underlying objective to identify underlying drivers to these two phenomena. In the final study, the aim was to explore to what extent taller body stature can explain the excess cancer risk in men.

To the thesis: Sex differences in cancer risk and survival